http://www.marcandangel.com/2012/04/13/40-questions-everyone-is-afraid-to-ask/

neomvseu:

I actually kind of love this. It’s probing but productive to relationships and LIVING as long as people are honest to themselves.

ada-maine:

Some food for thought around UP Diliman



Track: "this is exactly what you think it is"

captain-boomerang:

imagineteenwolflike:

captain-boomerang:

bringing this back around just in case you’ve had a bad day

my favorite thing about this post being popular is that people like you are using it to cheer other people up, that is rad, thank you for being rad

xtremefangirling:

butlerbookbinding:

katodown:

seesil:

thisperspective:

theersatzvegetarian:

Pacific Rim has a Build-Your-Own-Jaeger feature on their website. Some folks haven’t taken it as seriously as I suspect the PR folks thought they would.

CANADA WE ARE ALWAYS SO SORRY

HOLY SHIT I FOUND EVEN MORE. 

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They just keep getting better..

when I feel down, I look for this post

I still have a long way to go, but a reminder that I’m getting nearer to the end is enough to make my day. :)

I still have a long way to go, but a reminder that I’m getting nearer to the end is enough to make my day. :)

Please send me a fruit?

(Source: cute-story-bro)

People want to believe gender is something that’s essential, and people repeat these essentialist ideas all the time. “Oh, women do that” and “Oh, men do that” and the reality is that all women don’t anything. We as individuals do what we do, you know, and sometimes that’s informed by gender and sometimes it’s just who we are. And I think all that just makes people really, really uncomfortable because they don’t want to think about who they are.
Laverne Cox (via ancient-serpent)

(Source: lucrezialoveshercesare)

Things you did not know VLC Media Player could do

otahpp:

As howtogeek.com puts it, VLC Media Player is the Swiss Army Knife of all media players, with over 100 million downloads and with it’s new release for android last June 13- we users would want to know what VLC has in store for us. While there are many, here are 7 that appealed to me most and…

A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face she inquired, “How heavy is this glass of water?” The answers called out ranged from 8oz to 20 oz. She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If i hold it for a minute, its not a problem. If i hold it for an hour, i’ll have an ache in my arm. If i hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer i hold it, the heavier it becomes.” She continued, “The stress and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them for a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed - incapable of doing anything.” Always remember to put the glass down.
—(via awkwardoverkill)

(Source: keepclassy)

gilli-chan:

I don’t know what else I should write here without digressing from the topic, so I just leave it how it is~

I’ve been wondering if it’s possible to have that language setup here in the Philippines. Yes, we have an official language called Filipino which is hugely based on Tagalog (yes, they’re not the same!) so other ethnic groups see Filipino to be unfair, along the lines of, Why is the national language hugely based on Tagalog? Are the Tagalogs better than us? What about us? Why are you leaving us out of the picture? The regionalism so strong that using Tagalog as the base of the national language is seen as some form of ethnic supremacy.

So, what will happen if we just ditch Filipino and declare the major regional languages all as official? We’d have a situation similar to Switzerland; however, I’m not sure if it would work as efficiently as that. Applying that system to our country would generate definitely more than four official languages (Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilonggo, Ilokano, are on top of my head, but I’m sure there could be more!) and doing those multilingual signs would be a pain in the neck. Perhaps limit it to the five or so with the most speakers? Difficult it may seem to be, but if we don’t want the regional languages left out of development through constant usage, this might work.

Muchas gracias, moltes gràcies, eskerrik asko, moitas grazas.

King Felipe VI saying thank you in Castellano, Catalan, Basque, and Galician at the very end of his coronation speech. (via hispan0philia)

no please you guys do not know how important it is for the newly crowned king of spain to have thanked his people in not only spanish but also the languages of catalonia and basque country and galicia like this is incredibly important and im so so happy it happened ugH maybe this means progress on the situation in catalonia or at the very least more embracing of the same autonomous communities that have had their languages and cultures been looked down upon or at the very least invalidated by the rest of spain like this I am so incredibly happy

(via lesbianoodles)

D’aww. I wish to have something similar to that here! I love Filipino but I don’t want the regional languages getting left out in official use.

And oh, see how exotic Basque is!

(Source: hillypoyas)

"The NOT To Do List for Successful Language Learners"

yamaharfang:

linguaphilebookofdisquiet:

http://l2mastery.com/blog/linguistics-and-education/methods/not-to-do-list

"DO NOT:

- …spend more than 5% of your study time on grammar, translation, vocabulary lists or any other overt information about the language;

- …spend time on difficult, boring…

This might be accurate for some polyglots who collect language like Pokémon cards/see it as a spare time hobby or whatever, but it is essential that people recognise their own personal learning method. Some of us DO learn well by rote and using ‘boring methods’ like plain reading. Some of us WANT to spend more than 5% of our time on grammar and the gritty stuff, because it interests us more and helps us learn more. I really wish people would stop reducing languages to some pop quiz ‘10 minutes a day is all you need’/’fluent in 3 months’ arse drivel.

If this helps you then go for it, but don’t preach it as gospel truth

^This! Of course, we want to find out the methods that can optimize (time-wise) our learning, but if one method works for someone out there, that doesn’t mean that it will also work for us. Go for whatever floats your boat, really.

kushandwizdom:

x3elizabeth:

requiredchaos:

stevensweatshirt:

relitseleirda:

jellyphile:

cas-hellodean:

poeticdarkbeauty:

youngblackandvegan:

and that’s why you don’t go around fixing people

and that’s why you don’t give up pieces of yourself to make someone else whole

We do this more than we think. Sometimes we reject those who have helped us the most. Other times, we help those who allow their egos to hide their humilities.

someONE FUCKING MAKE THAT TEDDY BEAR HAPPY BEFORE I CHOKE BECAUSE I HAVE TEARS BRIMMING MY EYES HELP ME

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it may take time but there is someone waiting to hold your hand

My tears

I’ve reblogged this already but I love it.

The best post i’ve ever seen. Wow.

(Source: sigi0)

internetkatze:

artisansoulleader:

thepowerofmoonlight:

Learnt an interesting thing today on this arabic course,
The original Arabic number system looked like this, the one we now use.
It was designed so each character had the corresponding number of angles to the number, so the number 1 has 1 angle, 2 has 2 angles, 3 has 3, 0 has none etc…
It is so obvious now, I’ve always assumed its one of those things that just is, with no logical explanation, but here it is, perfectly simple and satisfying

My jaw is legit on the floor right about now :D

This is WRONG. COMPLETELY WRONG. I’ve seen this post on my dash at least ten times with no correction so here it is:

This is the evolution of the modern numeral system. PLEASE STOP SPREADING MISINFORMATION. The history of Mathematics is awesome and amazing and Arabs made tons and tons of progress and invented many of the concepts we use today, but a numeral system based on angles IS NOT ONE OF THEM.

internetkatze:

artisansoulleader:

thepowerofmoonlight:

Learnt an interesting thing today on this arabic course,

The original Arabic number system looked like this, the one we now use.

It was designed so each character had the corresponding number of angles to the number, so the number 1 has 1 angle, 2 has 2 angles, 3 has 3, 0 has none etc…

It is so obvious now, I’ve always assumed its one of those things that just is, with no logical explanation, but here it is, perfectly simple and satisfying

My jaw is legit on the floor right about now :D

This is WRONG. COMPLETELY WRONG. I’ve seen this post on my dash at least ten times with no correction so here it is:

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This is the evolution of the modern numeral system. PLEASE STOP SPREADING MISINFORMATION. The history of Mathematics is awesome and amazing and Arabs made tons and tons of progress and invented many of the concepts we use today, but a numeral system based on angles IS NOT ONE OF THEM.

Betraying the Filipino language

Being raised in a country with two official languages gets us the advantage of mandatorily learning English. The thing is, for some reason, the education system seems to put more importance in honing skills in English than in the national language, Filipino. The tendency is for students to attain mediocre skills in both languages. What worsens this is how we often communicate, due to being educated simultaneously in English and Filipino, using Taglish, a horrible by-product of code-switching. What we don’t know well in English, we supply with Filipino/Tagalog, and vice-versa. Just because it’s (Taglish) widely-used doesn’t mean that we should go on using it.

Read the article for more threats to the Filipino language. Several threats there may be, but I feel that the strongest one is,

One of the tragedies of a colonized society like ours is the absence of a solidly-founded national narrative that permeates our lives.

The situation of languages in our country is something that would really get me talking, so please feel free to discuss with me. :) Hinihikayat ko ang talakayan sa wikang Filipino, kung maaari. I would like to clarify that I’m not an expert in linguistics/anthropology/sociology and the like, but I’ve always been interested in how languages work in the context of a country.